The Daily Iowan

Porn movie canceled at Bijou

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

February 10, 2010

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The students in charge of the Bijou agreed to cancel the 3-D pornographic film scheduled to be shown this weekend after a discussion with Thomas Rocklin, the UI interim vice president for Student Services. Despite a terse statement...

Accused abuser: I didn’t touch boy

SAM LANE

February 10, 2010

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A former counselor at Lemme Elementary never touched the boy who accused him of doing so, he testified Tuesday. At the end of the second day in Donald Clark’s second-degree sexual-abuse trial, both attorneys gave their closing...

Alcohol convictions may not be fully erased

MICHAEL ARRIOLA

February 10, 2010

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It may be erased, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s gone. A bill passed by the Iowa House and now working its way through the Senate would, if passed, let Iowans petition to have a drinking offense expunged from their...

Tuition-funded scholarships go up

HOLLY HINES

February 10, 2010

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Scholarship money funded by UI tuition revenue increased by 13 percent this year — welcome news for many students during tough economic times. UI officials distributed roughly $33.3 million to students this academic year, compared...

New UI sex-harassment policy open for comments

MORGAN OLSEN

February 10, 2010

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UI students could soon report unwelcome behavior before it becomes sexual harassment under new revisions to the university’s sexual-harassment policy. One revision of the proposal states “individuals who have experienced...

Yucca Mountain as metaphor

REBECCA KOONS

February 10, 2010

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The prospect of a potential environmental disaster near his mother’s new home inspired UI Associate Professor John D’Agata’s latest book, About a Mountain. Several years ago, he helped move his mother to Las Vegas. He heard...

Spotlight Iowa City: A gallery of careers

ADAM SALAZAR

February 10, 2010

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Ben Chait has never settled down in one career. He always wants to do something else. Since arriving in Iowa City more than 30 years ago, the soft-spoken architect turned visual artist and entrepreneur doesn’t lament that he...

Culver honored

DI STAFF

February 10, 2010

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Gov. Chet Culver has been recognized as the 2010 honoree for the “State and Local Leadership Award” by Voices for National Service, a national advocacy group that promotes public policy in community service and volunteerism....

City snow emergency in effect

DI STAFF

February 10, 2010

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A snow emergency takes effect for Iowa City today and extends through Friday, city officials said. Certain parking regulations apply. During a snow emergency, on streets that normally have odd-even parking, the usual evening...

Spence trial reset

DI STAFF

February 10, 2010

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A U.S. magistrate judge granted a continuance in the trial of a Minneapolis man charged in connection with the 2004 break-in at the UI Spence Labs and Seashore Hall, according to court documents. Scott DeMuth, 22, is charged...

Marriage bill dead

DI STAFF

February 10, 2010

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The debate over gay marriage at the state Capitol is likely over for this year, because Republicans failed to push a vote in either house of the Legislature on Tuesday. In the House, Republicans needed 51 votes in order to bring...

Iowa hosts surprise Wildcats tonight

SCOTT MILLER

February 10, 2010

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Two years ago, the Northwestern Wildcats weren’t just an afterthought — they were an abomination, a sorry excuse for a Division-I basketball program, and a near-certain win for the opposing team. Head coach Bill Carmody’s...